Eric Holder steps in ‘Fast & Furious’ wormhole after questioning Mitch McConnell’s patriotism

BOSTON, MA - MAY 30: Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder is interviewed by Jeffrey Toobin for a discussion on gerrymandering and its impact on the American politcal system at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on May 30, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Holder is a partner at Covington and serves as the Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
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Former Attorney General Eric Holder, a man whom some claim ran the most politicized Department of Justice in U.S. history, sincerely believes that history will not be kind to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell because of his allegedly unpatriotic and divisive ways.

“[Mitch McConnell] has done a whole bunch of unpatriotic things, has really been a force of polarization in this nation. History will not be kind to him,” Holder declared Monday on MSNBC.



It’s unclear what “unpatriotic” and polarizing “things” McConnell has done. What seems clear to many Americans is that Holder is in no position to criticize others given his dishonorable history.

During the Obama-era Fast and Furious scandal, he became the only sitting Cabinet official in American history to ever be held in contempt of Congress. Why? Because of the efforts he made to obstruct justice by purposefully hiding information from congressional investigators.

As a reminder, Fast and Furious was a failed Department of Justice operation that involved selling guns to Mexican drug cartels in the hopes of tracking the firearms as they made their way to the cartels’ leaders. Some of the guns sold by Holder’s DOJ wound up being used to kill Americans such as U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, as noted by social media:

Even efforts by Terry’s family to determine what exactly happened to him were stymied because of Holder’s unprecedented obstruction, according to a House Oversight Committee report from 2017:

“More than five years after Brian’s murder, the Terry family still wonders about key details of Operation Fast and Furious. The Justice Department’s obstruction of Congress’s investigation contributed to the Terry family’s inability to find answers,” the report read.

To Holder, Terry’s family was always nothing but a “nuisance.”

During his six years as attorney general, Holder also:

Let the New Black Panther Party off the hook for intimidating voters in Philadelphia and then defended the terror-affiliated group’s behavior. Prevented federal agents from considering religion, national origin or gender/sexual orientation in their investigations of suspects. Pushed for suspected terrorists to be taken to trial in civilian courts versus the military court at Guantánamo Bay.

The latter move, considered to be his most unpatriotic, almost led to the acquittal of Ahmed Ghailani, an al-Qaeda who reportedly took part in the deadly 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.

“By insisting on trying Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court with full constitutional rights, instead of by military commission, President Obama and Attorney General Holder are jeopardizing the prosecution of a terrorist who killed 224 people at U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,” then-Keep America Safe chair Liz Cheney said in 2010 after Ghailani’s case was transferred to a civilian court.

“If the American people needed any further proof that this Administration’s policy of treating terrorism like a law enforcement matter is irresponsible and reckless, they received it today.”

Ghailani wound up being found innocent on 284 charges of murder and guilty on just one count of conspiracy later that year.

“Ahmed Ghailani will face between 20 years and life in prison as a result of his conviction on one charge related to the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa. But because a jury acquitted him on more than 280 other charges — including every count of murder — critics of the Obama administration’s strategy on detainees said the verdict proved that civilian courts could not be trusted to handle the prosecution of Al Qaeda terrorists,” The New York Times reported at the time.

This appears to be the real legacy of Eric Holder — appeasement, be it of the appeasement of the black supremacists who tried to intimidate voters, the appeasement of the Mexican cartels who were protected by his obstruction or the appeasement of Islamic terrorists such as Ghailani.

Yet this same man appears to think McConnell is the real disgrace. It’s astounding:

Holder is also the same man who thinks poorly of America. The only ones he doesn’t seem to think poorly of are himself and, of course, his former boss, Barack Hussein Obama.



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